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Broadway HAMILTON Experience Up for Bid on KTWU AUCTION

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Nov
02

How would you like to be in New York and attend a performance of Broadway’s HAMILTON and have dinner with cast members? The ULTIMATE HAMILTON EXPERIENCE will be auctioned off on Sunday night when Major Donations to KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION will sell!
The Major Donations in support of local public television will be featured on the Auction on Sunday, November 6, 2016, beginning around 6 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

The ULTIMATE HAMILTON EXPERIENCE includes a pre-show dinner with 2 cast members of the hit Broadway show “HAMILTON” at a popular Theater District restaurant, two tickets to the musical performance followed by a private in-theater meet and greet with a cast member, a signed cast poster, and a 3 night stay for two at a New York City hotel. More details on the auction package are available at auction.ktwu.org under “Major Donations”.

Get ready for the fun and excitement during all three days of KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION, the annual fund-raiser to support local public television.
The live auction will be shown on Friday, November 4, from 7 to 11 PM; Saturday, November 5, from 4 to 11 PM; and on Sunday, November 6, from 4 to 10 PM on KTWU.

Potential buyers don’t have to wait for the TV show. Everyone can bid online, anytime at the KTWU website at ktwu.org.

Viewers may register now to bid online. In an internet browser, type auction.ktwu.org and click on the red REGISTER button. Follow the simple instructions and begin bidding.

KTWU is supported by many businesses and organizations in our community. This year, LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION is thrilled to be able to offer these major donation items worth $1000 or more:

Cyber Bowl Bash donated by Gage Bowl Center,

Complete Custom Built Computer donated by Ace Computers,

Classic 1964 Skimaster Fishing Boat & Trailer donated by Dan Wenger,

Skating Event at Sk8away donated by Sk8away, Inc.,

NASCAR Driver for a Day Experience donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Drone Photography Package donated by The Banner Ninja,

Sculpted Floral & Glass Tile Mirror by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

Great Life Golf North Party Package donated by Shawnee Country Club,

RowHouse Private House Concert for 8 donated by the RowHouse Restaurant,

Air Conditioning Unit Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

Ultimate HAMILTON Broadway Experience for 2 donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Two Cemetery Spaces donated by Historic Topeka Cemetery,

Flint Hills Observation donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Furnace Unite Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

“Impressions of Kansas” by artist Shirley Akers donated by Shirley Akers,

“Dancing Corn Bowl” by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

3000 Sq. Ft. Sod Turf donated by Topeka Sod Farm,

WIBW Media Package donated by WIBW,

and a Public Service TV Announcement for a Non-Profit Organization produced by KTWU Production Services.

Everyone can bid online right now by visiting auction.ktwu.org! Bidding has already begun and will continue up through the selloffs on KTWU when the live program counts down the items to the final seconds.

During the live television broadcast, bidding is done by telephone using a toll-free number: 1-800-866-5898 or by continuing to bid online at auction.ktwu.org.

LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION on KTWU is generously underwritten by Vision Bank, Jostens, Brewster Place, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Big Heart Pet Foods and JF McGivern Painting.

Pictured: Original cast members Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION Online Bidding is Going on NOW!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Nov
02

Get ready for the fun and excitement during all three days of KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION, the annual fund-raiser to support local public television. The live auction will be shown on Friday, November 4, from 7 to 11 PM; Saturday, November 5, from 4 to 11 PM; and on Sunday, November 6, from 4 to 10 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. But there is no need for viewers to wait, everyone can bid online right now by visiting auction.ktwu.org! Bidding has already begun and will continue up through showtime on KTWU when the live program counts down the items to the final bids.

Viewers will want to tune in to catch their favorite categories: Friday night is Sports Night, Saturday will be many Specials, and Sunday will be the Major Donation Items.

Hundreds and hundreds of items have been donated to help support local public television through this annual fund-raising event. Thousands of viewers will tune in and call in their bids on an exciting variety of auction merchandise and gift certificates. These items are sold to the highest bidder. High ticket items, worth $1,000 or more, are auctioned off the last evening of the auction.

Some of the unique and exciting items up for bid include the New York Broadway HAMILTON experience with show tickets and dinner with cast members, diamond jewelry, NASCAR Driver for a Day experience, Downton Abbey Collection set, ‘stay and play’ golf packages, drone photography, private concert package, wine tasting parties, a visit from Santa Claus, autographed memorabilia from KU, K-State, the Chiefs, and more. Many area merchants are supporting local public television with donations such as a furnace, air conditioner, custom built computer, concert ticket packages, flowers, home decoration pieces, food items, and the traditional Kansas baskets. Throughout the three-day event, viewers will see a wide range of exciting merchandise such as a Sherlock gift basket, Victorian crazy quilt, Italian designed candelabras, DVDs, sports jackets, fishing boat & trailer, clothing, pottery, food, collectible books, original artwork, pottery, gift cards, celebrity autographs, jewelry, antiques, and more.

Auction excitement builds to the final hours on Sunday night when Major Donations to KTWU’s LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION will sell. The Major Donations in support of local public television will be featured on the Auction Sunday, November 6, beginning around 6 PM.

Potential buyers don’t have to wait for the TV show. Everyone can bid online, anytime at the KTWU website at ktwu.org.

Viewers may register now to bid online. In an internet browser, type auction.ktwu.org and click on the red REGISTER button. Follow the simple instructions and begin bidding.

KTWU is supported by many businesses and organizations in our community. This year, LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION is thrilled to be able to offer these major donation items worth $1000 or more:

Cyber Bowl Bash donated by Gage Bowl Center,

Complete Custom Built Computer donated by Ace Computers,

Classic 1964 Skimaster Fishing Boat & Trailer donated by Dan Wenger,

Skating Event at Sk8away donated by Sk8away, Inc.,

NASCAR Driver for a Day Experience donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Drone Photography Package donated by The Banner Ninja,

Sculpted Floral & Glass Tile Mirror by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

Great Life Golf North Party Package donated by Shawnee Country Club,

RowHouse Private House Concert for 8 donated by the RowHouse Restaurant,

Air Conditioning Unit Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

Ultimate HAMILTON Broadway Experience for 2 donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Two Cemetery Spaces donated by Historic Topeka Cemetery,

Flint Hills Observation donated by a Friend of KTWU,

Furnace Unite Gift Certificate donated by DeBacker’s, Inc.,

“Impressions of Kansas” by artist Shirley Akers donated by Shirley Akers,

“Dancing Corn Bowl” by Sculptor George Alexander donated by John and Cathy Stevens,

3000 Sq. Ft. Sod Turf donated by Topeka Sod Farm,

WIBW Media Package donated by WIBW,

and a Public Service TV Announcement for a Non-Profit Organization produced by KTWU Production Services.

Everyone can bid online right now by visiting auction.ktwu.org! Bidding has already begun and will continue up through the selloffs on KTWU when the live program counts down the items to the final seconds.

During the live television broadcast, bidding is done by telephone using a toll-free number: 1-800-866-5898 or by continuing to bid online at auction.ktwu.org.

LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION on KTWU is generously underwritten by Vision Bank, Jostens, Brewster Place, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Big Heart Pet Foods and JF McGivern Painting.

About KTWU
For 50 years, KTWU has been broadcasting local public television programming. KTWU can be seen in eastern Kansas and portions of Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. Through over-the-air broadcast and carriage on cable and satellite companies, KTWU reaches approximately 1.6 million viewers. KTWU offers five digital destinations for unique content: KTWU (PBS) in High Definition on Channel 11.1; KTWU/MHz Worldview on Channel 11.2; KTWU ENHANCE on Channel 11.3; ktwu.org, online; and KTWU MOBILE TV. KTWU is licensed to Washburn University and was the first public television station in the state of Kansas. The television studio for media production and station offices are located on the Washburn campus in Topeka, Kansas. For more information on KTWU, visit the online site at ktwu.org.

KTWU (PBS)
Provides programs and services that enrich the lives of those we reach
1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621
785-670-1111

KTWU Presents PORTRAIT OF A LANDSCAPE, THE FLINT HILLS

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Aug
20

See the beauty of Kansas through a visually-stunning journey, photographed in high-definition digital perfection,
featuring the glorious Flint Hills during one of their most striking times of the year, Spring.

Gorgeous wildflowers, magnificent landscapes, dramatic prairie fires, tremendous thunderstorms…all part of the visual impact
of the Kansas Flint Hills, showcased by magnificent aerial digital video.

Long ago, 250 million acres of tallgrass prairie extended its reach across Canada to Texas. Today, it is almost entirely gone, claimed
and farmed by settlers and early pioneers. But Kansas was lucky. Due to the rocky soil that is made mostly of limestone,
the prairie here was spared the plow and survived.

So named for the abundant residual mineral which eroded from the lower bedrock and lies near the surface, the Flint Hills
are one of nature’s true treasures. Today this special, delicately balanced ecosystem provides a unique fertile preserve
for an amazing variety of flora and fauna and a home for many creatures from butterflies to bison.

For this unique project, KTWU has partnered with Rockhouse Motion.  From a studio set on the family farm in Central Kansas
first settled by ancestors over a century ago, Rockhouse Motion creates an intense and unforgettable emotion
through their camera lens taking viewers on a Flint Hills journey like never before.

Join us for this historic program where viewers are placed right into the life-cycle of the Flint Hills to see the dramatic beauty unfold.

KTWU presents PORTRAIT OF A LANDSCAPE, THE FLINT HILLS on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 7:35 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

KTWU Local Programs Nominated for Four Emmy® Awards

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Jun
10

KTWU, local public television, has received four Emmy® award nominations from the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for local programming.

KTWU’s production of WASHBURN UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY VESPERS (2015) was nominated in the Special Event category and also in the Lighting category. The annual Theatre of the Mind radio play production, “Trilogy of Terror,” received a nomination in the category of Set Design (pictured). A segment of KTWU’s SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS, “Piatt Street Plane Crash” was nominated in the Historic/Cultural Program category.

The WASHBURN UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY VESPERS and KTWU’s SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS programs have each been honored with several Emmy® awards in previous years.

The awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences through its Heartland Chapter. Founded in 1947, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy® Award stand for the best in the television industry. The National Academy is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards, and improving the quality of television. Its dedication to excellence is pursued every day by members of its 19 chapters across the country.

The Emmy® Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy®, is a television achievement award and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).

The Heartland Chapter serves the television industry in these markets/DMAs: Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff and North Platte.

The Heartland Chapter announces their Emmy® award winners on July 16, 2016.

About KTWU

Presenting local public television for more than 50 years, KTWU broadcasts can be seen in eastern Kansas and portions of Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. Through over-the-air broadcast and carriage on cable and satellite companies, KTWU reaches approximately 1.6 million viewers. KTWU offers five digital destinations for unique content: KTWU (PBS) in High Definition on Channel 11.1; KTWU/MHz Worldview on Channel 11.2; KTWU ENHANCE on Channel 11.3; ktwu.org, online; and KTWU MOBILE TV. KTWU is licensed to Washburn University and was the first public television station in the state of Kansas. For more information on KTWU, visit the online site at ktwu.org

Live from KTWU Studio We Share 1966 Tornado Stories

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Jun
04

Join us in remembering the events of Wednesday, June 8, 1966 when a horrific tornado tore through Topeka and northeast Kansas. We’ll be on TV live with survivors’ stories of those who lived through the storm telling their personal memories of that night exactly 50 years ago this evening. Tune in to see how you can receive your copy of the 2016 keepsake book and DVD set, “Survivors’ Stories”, when you support local public television.  JUNE 8: THE TOPEKA TORNADO, an evening of commemoration, is Wednesday, June 8, beginning at 7 PM on
KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

BID LIVE ONLINE NOW! LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 2015

Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Oct
24

LIVE ON-AIR & LIVE ONLINE All to Benefit Local Public Television, KTWU!

GET READY FOR THE FUN AND EXCITEMENT of LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 11 for 2015: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7pm – 11 pm is SPORTS NIGHT; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 4pm – 11pm is the SPECIALS NIGHT; SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 4pm – 10pm is MAJOR DONATION NIGHT.

The annual KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 11 returns for 2015 with lots of items, tons of fun and more bargains than ever before.

The entire auction will be televised on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1, on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7pm – 11pm; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 4pm – 11pm; and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 4pm – 10pm.

Viewers will want to tune it to catch their favorite categories: Friday night is Sports Night, Saturday will be many Specials, and Sunday will be the Major Donation Items. Also on Sunday, November 8, and new this year, a time set aside to showcase the wonderful artwork pieces donated, from 5 to 6 pm.

But potential buyers don’t have to wait for the TV show. Everyone can bid online, anytime at the KTWU website at ktwu.org.

Register now to bid online. In the computer’s internet browser, type auction.ktwu.org and click on the red REGISTER button. Follow the simple instructions and begin bidding.

KTWU is supported by many businesses and organizations in our community. This year, LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 11 is thrilled to be able to offer these major donation items worth $1000 or more:

DeBacker’s Gift Certificates (2),

Sk8away Skating Event,

Gage Bowl Bowl Party,

50th KTWU Anniversary Commemorative Quilt,

Ace Computers, Complete Custom Built Computer,

Ladies Pink Topaz Ring,

Hand Crafted Kansas Walnut Trestle Table,

WIBW TV Advertising Package,

Topeka Ramada Convention Center Package ,

”Maple Hill” Art by Shirley Akers,

Prairie Band Casino Getaway,

“The Banner Ninja” Aerographical Photography Package,

“Boy Reading” Art by Jung Kim,

Topeka Sod Farm Sod Donation,

Shawnee Country Club Golfing Experience,

“Reflections of the Past” Art by Cally Krallman,

and a Public Service TV Announcement for a Non-Profit Organization.

A large number of creative pieces of artwork have been donated to KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION 11. Original paintings, signed prints, unique posters, glass artwork and photography will all be part of the new Art Preview segment on Sunday, November 8, from 5 to 6 pm during the live television show.

Viewers are encouraged to bid online at any time as bidding has begun and is continuing now! All of the items that will be available are online now for viewing. More may be added up until the auction broadcast on KTWU.

The KTWU LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION 11 for 2015 is generously underwritten by Vision Bank, Jostens, Brewster Place, Warehouse 414, and Prairie Band Casino & Resort.

KTWU Local Program Follows Up on Series CANCER: NOW WHAT?

Sunday, March 15th, 2015
Mar
15

KTWU will present an additional program to the Ken Burns CANCER: EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES that was shown this past week. On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 on Digital Channel 11.1 at 8 p.m., a viewer-interactive discussion happening live from the KTWU studio titled “Cancer: Now What?” will bring the community together to discuss and address their cancer-related questions and concerns.  “Cancer: Now What?” will discuss issues related to cancer, with several different groups of experts, including doctors, researchers, cancer survivors, and caregivers.  Topics for discussion include “Coping with Cancer”, “Latest in Research/Treatment”, “Caregiving”, “Post Cancer Care & Support”, and the “Survivor Perspective”. KTWU viewers will be encouraged to submit their questions during the live show via e-mail, phone, Facebook and Twitter.

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY VESPERS 2014

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Dec
09

Again this year, KTWU is pleased to present the Washburn University choir, singers, and orchestra celebrating the holiday season with traditional songs and melodies in the 150th Anniversary Concert. Recorded live at White Concert Hall last weekend, KTWU will air the television program this Sunday, December 14th at 7 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION ONLINE BIDDING CONTINUES THROUGH WED NIGHT!

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Oct
31

Lots of exciting items were up for bid just in time for early holiday shoppers during last weekend’s annual KTWU LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION. But we have some stragglers, some items where high bidders could not be confirmed.  We have put these treasures back up online where bidding continues on these few items through Wednesday, November 12 at approximately 9 PM. If you missed out, or are just still looking for that special  gift, check out the remaining online auction items right now.

Bid online anytime, bidding is going on now!

KTWU Local Election Programming in October

Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Oct
05

KTWU, local public television, welcomes candidates for the 2014 political election process into the studio to present their platforms to viewers at home.

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE ’14: IGI ELECTION SPECIAL:
UNITED STATES SENATE RACE 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2 PM
One on one interview with host Janet Thompson Jackson featuring candidate Greg Orman

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE ’14: SECRETARY OF STATE
Wednesday, October 22, 7 PM
Encore Showings Wednesday, October 22, 10 PM
Friday, October 24, 8 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2 PM
Forum style program featuring candidates Kris Kobach and Jean Kurtis Schodorf

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE ’14: IGI ELECTION SPECIAL: KANSAS GOVERNOR’S RACE 2014
Thursday, October 23, 7:30 PM
Encore Showings Friday, October 24, 8 PM
Sunday, October 26, 3 PM
One on one interviews with host Janet Thompson Jackson featuring candidates Sam Brownback, Paul Davis and Keen A. Umbehr

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE ’14: 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Wednesday, October 29, 7 PM
Encore Showing Wednesday, October 29, 10 PM
Forum style program featuring candidates Lynn Jenkins, Margie Wakefield and Christopher Clemmons

Times listed are for airings on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1

Candidates listed are scheduled to appear as of this posting, some candidates are not participating in these programs